With the arrest of two criminals, the Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a module indulged in supplying illegal weapons to criminals in Delhi and Haryana. Police said that they have also recovered three country-made pistols of different calibers along with four cartridges from the possession of the duo.
The accused have been identified as Ajay (23) and Arvind Rathor (23), both residents of Dwarka’s Sector-3. According to Anto Alphonse, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dwarka district, on November 15, specific inputs were received that an arms supplier Ajay would be coming to Service Road, near DPS School, Sector-3, Dwarka for delivering illegal weapons to some criminals.
“Acting on the inputs a trap was laid on the location and Ajay was apprehended. On his instance his associate Arvind was also nabbed,” said the DCP.
“During interrogation, it was revealed that the accused Ajay and Arvind are friends and live nearby in JJ Colony, Sector-3, Dwarka.
While Ajay operates a food stall in night near Dwarka Mor, Arvind works as a driver at a travel agency at Saket,” said the DCP.
“Food Stall of Ajay is popular and is frequented by late night dinners. At his food stall, Ajay came in contacts with many criminals as they used to come for buying food at late nights.
Arvind hails from Morena District in M.P. and has contact with an illegal arms supplier namely Kallu,” said the DCP.
Explaining their modus operandi the DCP said that on getting demand of weapons, Ajay used to inform Arvind, who in turn used to contact Kallu. Kallu conveyed these illegal weapons from Madhya Pradesh and used to hand over to Arvind.
“Arvind used to hand over these weapons to Ajay who delivered the same to criminals. Journey from Morena (MP) to Delhi was performed by Kallu in buses to avoid detection by police,” said the DCP.
“Further investigation of the case is in progress and efforts are being made to arrest other co-accused to affect more recoveries and to ascertain their involvements in other cases too,” the DCP added.